This page is graphic intensive. Please be patient.
~best viewed at 800x600 screen resolution~
~~In Loving Memory~~
On September 11, 2001, the world as I knew it ceased to be;
the familiar skyline I had taken for granted....
So did I. So, no doubt, did you. Where the towers stood, was a gaping hole filled with twisted metal and the dust of buildings mingled with the dust of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, loved ones and potential loved ones.
A final thought. As much as I grieve for our loss, the greater part of me knows that there is no death. The men and women and children who were taken from us that day are very much alive. They are as they have always been, beautiful eternal souls, now gone to their true home. They were lent to us for awhile and we have become richer for that presence. We honor them by remembering the love and beauty they brought to this world, and by living each day to the fullest.
~DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP~
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush;
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.
"The flame that burns the brightest
is the light of the eternal human spirit:
a beacon of love, justice and peace
that will never be extinguished.
It will triumph over the forces of darkness
When I despair,
I remember that all through history
the ways of truth and love have always won.
There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible,
but in the end they always fall.
Think of it - always.
Violence never again!
War never again!
Terrorism never again!
In God's name,
may all religions bring upon earth
justice and peace,
forgiveness, life and love!
His Holiness Pope John Paul II - 01/24/2002
I will permit no man
to narrow and degrade my soul
by making me hate him.
~Booker T. Washington
Please Join the World Peace Experiment
New York, NY 9/15/01